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Cuca Gonzales

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Cuca Gonzales Obituary
Gonzales, Cuca

Cuca Gonzales, born Maria del Refugio Alvarado, age 86, of Albuquerque, NM passed away on February 22, 2016 due to complications caused from a massive stroke.

Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. The rosary will be held at 8:00 am on Monday, February 29 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. The funeral mass will immediately follow the rosary at 8:30 am. Her burial services will follow at the conclusion of the mass. Burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

Cuca was born on May 29, 1929 in Amarillo, TX into the large family of Mariquita Rodriguez Alvarado and Balthazar Alvarado. She was the sixth child of 13 children. She was raised in Colorado Springs, CO where she graduated from Colorado Springs High School. Cuca was married in the Catholic Church on June 6, 1951 in Colorado Springs. They moved to the Pecos/Santa Fe, NM area in 1953 where they raised their family of five daughters and five sons. Cuca moved to Albuquerque after the children had reached adulthood.

Cuca enjoyed gardening and she loved her children with all her heart. Cuca had a strong religious faith, she believed in strong family bonds, and she instilled strong values into her children. Cuca is survived by her children Dolores Gonzales Medina, Amelia Gonzales Bergin (Willie), Ricardo Gonzales (Kathleen), Guadalupe Gonzales (Bill Black â€" deceased), Yolanda Gonzales (Timothy Strick), Francis Gonzales (Holley), Gilberto Gonzales (Denise), and Christina Medina (Andrew); grandchildren Adan Medina, Diego Medina, Veronica Gonzales, Jennifer Gonzales, Katrina Gonzales, Mathew Saiz, Joshua Gonzales, Sarah Gonzales, Abbigale Gonzales, Alejandro Carranco, Amara Carranco, Esteban Medina, Mariana Medina, Joaquin Medina. Great-grandchildren Damian Medina, Maya Medina, Angelo Carranco, Rafael Carranco. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, her twin sons Ramon and Reymundo Gonzales, and grandson Ricardo G. Gonzales.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks for your prayers.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 28, 2016
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